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Hong Kong today... You love it, hate it, or ...?   [Copy link] 中文

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Hong Kong.

City, place...



Today.

What do You feel about it, and why?
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Post time 2012-12-14 15:08:44 |Display all floors
I traveled through to get to Shenzhen, very clean and beautiful city.

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First I though, that it is New York of China, but no.
I like NY, and I like China, but somehow I don't like Hong Kong.

Some says that it is "busy city". Maybe... But the rush, terribly crowded and (irrationally?) expensive subway, and then hundreds of little details - all made bad impression on me.

I visited it "from dusk till down". No vampires :)

What I like - that it is multicultural City.
I decided to rent the room in Kowloon, by the Nathan Road, near the "Alley of stars".
The place was incredible - colourfull mob of people, small electronic shops just by the Indian and Muslim food vendors.
Microscopic room in the crowded mansion. I expected problems, but it was new, well equiped and very clean room - good for one or two nights. And that people around, from China, India, Pakistan and other Muslim countries...

It was the place, when I tasted real Indian food without seting my feet on the land of India! Incredible.

Then - the views on the Hong Kong Island... outstanding.

But the overall impression - no. This is not the city for me. I don't fit in there.
Alienated people, most of them in a hurry. I felt very special mentality... Something like "We are better * 100 times". Not just "We are Middle Kingdom" - like in China. I can not express it in more details. Maybe I'll post some pictures to explain my feelings.

For a start - mentioned time:

from dusk
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till down
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Post time 2012-12-14 15:28:47 |Display all floors
WhiteBear Post time: 2012-12-14 15:18
First I though, that it is New York of China, but no.
I like NY, and I like China, but somehow I don ...

I like the place

I have stayed there a number of times always tried a different hotel

I took all my family about 4 years ago they loved it, and took my Wife back after that also. But now I find it better to fly directly to GZ I wont go so often to HK

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Post time 2012-12-14 19:48:13 |Display all floors
from time to time i have to be there, to me it´s a welcome change of living in mainland CN, see and look the latest (crazy) fashion, enjoy buying things which are not available in mainland, talk to the HK-people reg. latest issues reg. relation HK with mainland.
some day Jiangsu will rule China

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Post time 2012-12-14 22:29:12 |Display all floors
HK is just like favela (shanty housin district of brasil) of the east not on my fav to do list  {:soso_e113:}{:soso_e120:}
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Post time 2012-12-14 22:53:15 |Display all floors
WHY gentrify a former colony when you can have your own to admire with (it makes no sense)  {:soso_e113:}{:soso_e128:}{:soso_e120:}
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